Questions & Answers
Does the TIDE implant mini-residency program meet RCDSO guidelines
Yes, the TIDE AIID Implant Mini-residency Program meets and exceeds the new RCDSO guidelines for BOTH surgical and prosthetic implant dentistry. The TIDE course is AGD Nationally approved and upon completion, participants will earn up to 130 CDE points.
Would I be able to get any follow up help after I take the course?
The program provides continued support to course participants after the course. The program alumni are automatically included in an exclusive Alumni Study Club, free of charge for one year upon completion of the Full Program.
I have a preference for one particular implant system. Does your program cover only one implant system?
The TIDE program provides comprehensive training that is applicable to ALL implant systems.
How many lecturers are in the program?
The TIDE program employees a multi-disciplinary faculty that includes:
- 1 Oral Surgeon
- 4 Periodontists
- 2 Prosthodontists
- 3 Dental Anaesthesiologists
- 5 Registered Dental Technicians
- 1 Oral Radiologist
- Employment law firm specialises and champions the rights of dentists on employee matters, RCDSO complaints and practice disputes.
- 1 Certified Management Consultant providing coaching on case presentation, team and individual performance transformations.
- This is a comprehensive program which begins with treatment planning and covers implant prosthodontics, occlusion, pharmacology radiology and CBCT.
Are there hands-on exercises in this program?
The TIDE mini-residency program is a comprehensive and focused training program. The program comprises 18 full days of didactic and hands-on exercises throughout the program utilizing models, pig jaws and human cadaver heads. Finally the course participants will perform clinical procedures on their own patients (treatment planning, surgical implant placement and implant prosthetics).
Are there live patient demos in this program?
Throughout the program there will be video demonstrations of live patient surgeries to highlight and illustrate the topic of the discussion.
Are the materials in this program comprehensive and up to date?
The program are led by some of the most experienced and active specialists in the field. The materials and the discussions are rooted in scientific foundation for clinical implant practice. Comprehensive training manuals, clinical videos and a tablet with all course notes are provided to program participants.
What if I don’t have my own patients for the Live Patient Module?
For out of town doctors we will provide a minimum 2 patients at the course. For doctors in the GTA area, we will endeavour to assist in locating patients on a case by case basis. At the module 4 Live Patient module, participants are encouraged to treat up to 4 cases each.
What kinds of surgeries are allowed in the Live Patient module?
To properly prepare you for real cases you will encounter, cases with indirect sinus augmentation, ridge split, anterior implant placement with GBR, are within the scope of this program.
Are there any help for my staff?
Implant dentistry is a team effort! It is imperative that each member of your staff becomes conversant and be able to engage the patient to arrive at the best treatment options. In this program we will provide additional training for your clinical staff and front desk staff.
What are your payment terms?
We strive to be flexible and will work with you on a payment arrangement based on your situation.